The actress’s lawyer, Marty Singer, sent cease-and-desist letters to the sites that posted photos showing Johansson’s breasts and bare behind. It is believed the pictures were stolen from her cellphone by hackers.
“The highly personal and private photographs at issue capture our client self-posing in her own home in a state of undress and/or topless,” the letter said. “If you fail to comply, you will be acting at your own peril.”
Despite the warning, a few sites are still hosting the photos, including Gawker’s Fleshbot.com and Live Journal’s Oh No They Didn’t. It’s not clear if these sites are ignoring the request or simply haven’t received a letter yet.
Johansson reportedly asked the FBI to find the hackers who leaked the pictures. An FBI spokesman said the agency is “investigating a series of computer intrusions targeting high-profile figures,” but would not confirm that the actress is included in this investigation.
The agency is reportedly “honing in” on the hackers, according to TMZ.